Matheson Lang

Matheson Lang

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1879-05-15
Deathday: 1948-04-11 (68 years old)

Biography

From Wikipedia


Matheson Alexander Lang (May 15, 1879 – April 11, 1948) was a Canadian-born stage and film actor and playwright in the early 20th century. He is best remembered for his performances roles in Great Britain in Shakespeare plays.


In 1916, Lang became one of the first major theatre stars to act on film, as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, with his wife as Portia. He went on to appear in over 30 films and was one of Britain's leading movie stars of the 1920s. Among his memorable roles were Guy Fawkes (1923), Matthias in The Wandering Jew (1923) (which also featured his wife as Judith), Henry IV in Henry, King of Navarre (1924), and Henry V in Royal Cavalcade (1935).


Lang also wrote the plays Carnival (1919) and The Purple Mask (1920), both of which were produced on Broadway and made into films.


Matheson Lang died in Bridgetown, Barbados. He was 68.

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Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1879-05-15

Deathday
1948-04-11 (68 years old)

Birth Place
Montreal, Canada

Citizenships
Canada


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